Current Satellite News
June 17th, 2009
Double Wins For Arianespace: ST-2 Satellite Ventures + ABS!
ST-2 Satellite Ventures Pte Ltd (STS), a joint venture formed by Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel) and Chunghwa Telecom Company Ltd (Chunghwa), has selected Arianespace to launch its new telecommunications satellite, ST-2 this satellite will replace ST-1, which was launched by Arianespace in 1998.
Asia Broadcast Satellite Prognosticates 2012 For ABS-2 Launch
Asia Broadcast Satellite has announced the Company has selected Space Systems/Loral to manufacture the ABS-2 spacecraft, which is scheduled for launch in 2012 with Arianespace.
Gilat Has The SkyEdge With Thai Communications Agency
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT) will provide CAT Telecom Public Co. Ltd. (CAT) with a Gilat SkyEdge II broadband satellite network to serve rural locations throughout Thailand. CAT is Thailand's state-owned public communications agency.
Cobham Counts U.S. Government Customer + Airbus Among Antenna Clients
Cobham has received Inmarsat Type Approval for dual channel SwiftBroadband (SBB), expanding the range of Cobham SBB options available to the market from the previously Type Approved single channel class 6 (with HGA antenna) system.
iDirect Gets Direct With Uplogix + With SQUARE InformatiX For Services + Product
VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems), now has an agreement with Uplogix, a leading provider of secure remote management (SRM) solutions, to resell the Uplogix product suite.
Point-To-Point Perfection For ABS Via Newtec
Newtec has announced that Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) is working with the Company to optimize their point-to-point transmissions services via satellite.
Broadpoint Betterment For ICG In Gulf Of Mexico
Broadpoint has announced the Company has a multi-year agreement with International Construction Group (ICG), LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Offshore Services.
Endeavour Leaks Date of Next Launch
Frustrating, no doubt, however the next available date for the Endeavour's STS-127 mission is July 11.
Cassini Captures: Tethys Took A Clobbering
The Odysseus Crater dominates this view of Saturn's moon Tethys the impact basin stretches 450 kilometers, or 280 miles, across Tethys, which is itself 1,062 kilometers, or 660 miles, across.
WGS-2 Gets Boeing Handoff To U.S.A.F
On June 15th, Boeing successfully transferred control of the second Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellite to the U.S. Air Force, which will monitor and control the new satellite from Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
GAO Tackles The Need For NPOESS Improvements: Over Budget + Ineffective Management
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that, while selected components of the NPOESS program have made progress over the past year, the program is once again over budget and behind schedule.
Amsterdam Provides Platform For IDC Digital Cinema Presentations
International Datacasting Corporation, (TSX:IDC) will be showcasing its full suite of digital cinema products and presenting a technical seminar at two digital cinema events in Amsterdam.
C2SATisfaction With Thales VSAT Order
C2SAT (NGM-stock exchange) has received an order for 8 stabilised VSAT antennas, model C2SAT 1.2m Ku-4M, from Thales.
Lunar Water Wonderings Require DIVINER Aboard LRO To Gather Data
NASA is scheduled to launch the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, an unmanned mission to comprehensively map the entire moon, on June 18th and one of the instruments aboard, the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, will make the first global survey of the temperature of the lunar surface while the orbiter circles some 50 kilometers (31 miles) above the moon.
Financially Speaking... Globalstar, Inc...
Globalstar, Inc. has entered into definitive agreements with select institutional investors, including a number of existing stockholders and Thermo Funding Company LLC, to raise gross proceeds of up to $55 million, before deducting placement agent fees and other estimated offering expenses, in a registered direct offering.
Powerful Partnerships: XipLink + Datacom Systems International Limited
At CommunicAsia in Singapore, XipLink announced Datacom Systems International Limited as the latest addition to its global network of Value Added Distributors.
Moving On Up... @ SpaceX...
Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX) has announced that Ken Bowersox will join the Company as vice president of the newly formed Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance Department he will be co-located in Houston, Texas, and SpaceX Headquarters in Hawthorne, California.
French DGA Signs On To DCNS + Thales Rotary Wing UAV Demo
The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has awarded DCNS and Thales the second phase of the D2AD study to design and demonstrate an automatic takeoff, landing, and deck landing system for rotary-wing UAVs.
An international Astronomical Gathering In Brazil
The International Year of Astronomy coincides with the 27th General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 2009.
High Thrust Engine Demonstrator Contracts Signed With ESA
ESA has signed a 20 million euros contract rider with the Joint Propulsion Team consortium composed of Avio SpA (I), Astrium GmbH (D) and Snecma (Groupe SAFRAN) (F), for the development of the future liquid engine demonstrator for the European Next Generation Launcher first stage, the High Thrust Engine Demonstrator.
Teal Group Tackles UAV Market With Major Analysis
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles represent a prime area of acquisition interest for major aerospace contractors, report Teal analysts in their latest integrated market analysis.
digiGO! IPTV Content Security Solution From Verimatrix
Verimatrix has notified all of the deployment of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) for IPTV with Beltelecom, a National Telecommunications Operator of the Republic of Belarus.
digiGO! Multi-Workstation Control Presented By Portalis
Portalis has launched their flagship product, the Portalis Workstation Integrator.
digiGO! Harmonic's Expertise Helps CNS Expansion + PTS In Taiwan
Harmonic Inc. (NASDAQ: HLIT) has announced that China Network Systems Co., Ltd. (CNS), one of Taiwan's largest cable video service providers with more than 1 million television subscribers, has selected Harmonic's advanced digital video solutions for an MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) network upgrade that enables CNS to substantially expand its HD and SD digital service.